Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, Army North PAO
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Kenneth O. Preston, former Sergeant Major of the Army, reaches up Dec. 12 to pat "Preston," the newest member of the Fort Sam Houston Caisson Section, after leading him into his stall following a formal naming ceremony for the horse next to the historic Quadrangle. In keeping with tradition, once they earn a place in the section, all male horses are named after former Sergeants Major of the Army. Preston is a nine-year-old Percheron Draft horse and stands 18.2 hands high, or nearly 6 feet 2 inches at the shoulder, and weighs more than 1,800 lbs. He was named after the 13th SMA, is the 13th horse in the section and occupies stall 13 in the stable.